LEADS Center for Student Leadership Development

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Daemen College offers many programs throughout the year that will aid all students in developing their leadership skills. Below are a list of upcoming events sponsored by the LEADS Center or other Daemen College student service departments.

Do you have a question about LEADS? Feel free to contact the office of Orientation & Student Leadership at 716-839-8494 or at LEADS.

 

 

Spring 2015

 

February 3

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
Resume Design 101
Are you interested in leadership positions on campus?  Learn the secrets to creating a polished resume and preparing for a successful interview. 
           Wick Center, Executive Board Room  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
            The online reservation period has ended. 
            Lunch will be provided
            Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Career Services

February 5 

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
TIME MANAGEMENT
Study - Meetings - Friends - Events - Job - Eat - Sleep! How do you fit it all in? It doesn’t have to be that hard. Come to this workshop to find out strategies for not only doing it all, but doing it well. 
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~~ 11:30am-12:30pm
        The online reservation period has ended. You may register at the door.
        Lunch will be provided 
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & The Learning Center

February 10

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
Understanding Group Dynamics    
 Do you work with a group of people in class, on the field or court, within a co-curricular group or at work? Oftentimes individuals struggle working with one another effectively because they do not understand Group Process. This interactive session will explore Group Dynamics from the formation of a group through the last meeting of the year.
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        The online reservation period has ended. You may register at the door.
        Lunch will be provided 
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Housing & Residence Life

February 12

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
Overcoming Unhealthy Relationships: Personally and Professionally 
Unhealthy relationships have become a ‘hot topic’ in today’s society and will continue to be a topic of concern. This presentation will cover the basics of what an unhealthy relationship is along with three examples. From there, social media and technology will be used to engage the attendee on how to address and cope with unhealthy relationships and resources in a professional setting and Buffalo community. This session is a safe zone with an assessment survey after the presentation.
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 1:15am-2:15pm
         The online reservation period has ended. You may register at the door.
        Lunch will be provided 
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Housing & Residence Life

Speakers Series: 
Five Kinds of Silence  
FIVE KINDS of SILENCE is a theatrical production dealing with issues related to dating violence and rape.   The program is intense and realistic.   A talk-back segment for audience members to interact with actors while in character is part of the program.   A Daemen College counselor will be present, and information regarding local agencies and resources will be provided.
        Free Admission -- although donations will be collected for a local women's shelter.
        Wick Center, Social Room ~ 7:00pm
         The online reservation period has ended. You may register at the door.
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Housing & Residence Life, and Student Activities

February 21

Conference Series:
Cultivate Your Leadership, Grow Your Legacy:
WNY Student Leadership Conference

The WNY Student Leadership Conference is designed to provide students from all Universities and Colleges throughout Western New York an opportunity to further develop their leadership skills and inspire students to gain deeper knowledge about themselves as leaders, followers and citizens in their own communities. The theme this year, Cultivate Your Leadership, Grow Your Legacy allows attendees to engage in highly interactive experiences where they will meet others and learn valuable tools to take back to their institutions.  Keynote speaker Kristin Skarie is a highly regarded international speaker, author, educator and entrepreneur with a deep-rooted environmental consciousness. She is the founder of Teamworks, a company dedicated to the sustainable leadership and development of effective teams and collaboration. Kristin recently sailed as a student life staff member on the Summer 2014 Semester at Sea voyage and was a TEDx speaker in Helsinki, Finland.
      University at Buffalo, North Campus~ 9:00am-4:00pm 
      Conference Fee and Transportation are provided by Daemen 
      The reservation period has ended.
      (Please Note: students who register but cancel without providing 72 hours notice will be billed the $20 conference fee)
      Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Student Affairs

February 24

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
Assert Yourself! 
Do you struggle to stand up for yourself and what you want? Do you often find yourself saying "yes" when you want to say "no"?  This session will focus on assertiveness, including what it is and how it differs from other behaviors. Participants will assess their own level of assertiveness, identify strategies to become more assertive, and practice new skills. 
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided 
        The online reservation period has ended. You may register at the door.
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center

March 3

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
Staying Motivated as a Leader 
As a leader, one of your key tasks is to keep your team motivated. How does the one who motivates others every day stay motivated as well? Come to this workshop to find ways to encourage your peers and remain driven.  
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided 
        The online reservation period has ended. You may register at the door.
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center

March 19

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
Leading a Healthy Life 
Busy work and school schedules often lead to poor eating habits.  Poor nutrition can lead to low energy levels, difficulty concentrating, and the potential for illness.  This workshop will give you the basics on how to eat healthfully and keep your energy level high. 
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided 
        The online reservation period has ended. You may register at the door.
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Health Care Studies

March 31

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
Repaying Your Student Loans:  What You Need To Know
Have student loans? Don't have a clue where to start or what to do once you need to start paying them back?  This workshop has the answers for you.  Learn about repayment options, loan consolidation and the do's and don'ts of paying back your loans.
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
        Lunch will be provided 
       The online reservation period has ended. You may register at the door.
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Financial Aid

April 21

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
Yoga for Stress Relief
Join us for a relaxing yoga class.  This class will include mindful, gentle stretches, breathwork (pranayama) to relieve tension, and a guided systematic relaxation at the end of class.  Please bring a small pillow and a blanket for the relaxation portion of the class.
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided
        The online reservation period has ended. You may register at the door.
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center

April 23

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
TAKING CARE OF YOU, HOW TO COPE WHEN STRESSED:
DEEP BREATHING, MEDITATION, AND MINDFULNESS
Have you ever heard of mindfulness but not really sure what it is? Took some deep breaths to calm down but not sure if you did it correctly? Stop by this LEADS presentation to learn about and practice these effective and easy ways to cope with stress.  Note:  You do not need to have attended part one to attend.  This session is applicable to all participants.
        Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm 
        Lunch will be provided
        The online reservation period has ended. You may register at the door.
        Sponsored by: The LEADS Center & Counseling Services

 

 

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Attention Faculty, Staff & Students:

Want us to develop a workshop for your class or organization or have topic ideas for future programming? Contact the LEADS Center and we will design a program meeting your needs or the needs of your class or organization.

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